Latest observations from the Met Office suggest that the early part of the winter period is more likely than usual to be cold.
This implies a heightened risk of wintry weather during December and into January and the risk of cold conditions at the start of winter is now greater than it has been in recent winters the Met Office say.
— Met Office (@metoffice) December 4, 2016
Doctor Jeff Knight, who leads the production of the Met Office long-range outlook says: “This time last year our outlook gave advance warning of the risk of the very mild, stormy and wet start to winter that was linked to the flooding in Cumbria, but this year indications are very different.
“Weather patterns with more frequent northerly or easterly winds are favoured, which increases the risk of cold weather.”
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